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Successful fishing starts with a pattern  

One of the biggest and most intriguing factors that keep fishermen coming back day after day is the process of discovery, figuring out the puzzle so to speak. The task of sifting... — Updated 5/19/2020

 
 By Capt. Chuck Uzzle    Sports 

A sportsman's take on the presidential election

Every 4 years during the elections I have always given a perspective on the candidates from the standpoint of those of us who enjoy outdoor pursuits such as hunters and fishermen.... — Updated 10/27/2020

 

Practice time on the range spells success in the field

It happens every year at this time, they come in huge numbers with that panicked look of “I am way behind schedule” etched all over their faces. They scurry to the shooting... — Updated 10/20/2020

 

Local bowhunters get ready for season opener

As the days grow shorter and the temperatures becomes slightly more tolerable it is plain to see that fall and hunting season are just around the corner. For local hunters, the... — Updated 9/22/2020

 

The Rice is Right

Saturday morning’s early teal season opener began with plenty of odds stacked against most hunters in our area but that fact did not dampen the enthusiasm associated with the... — Updated 9/15/2020

 

Local hunters prepare as teal season set to open

cut: Local hunters have already begun brushing blinds in preparation for the teal season opener this weekend.  cut: Local hunters need to take precautions during teal season as... — Updated 9/8/2020

 

Trout, teal and doves take center stage

It doesn't make any difference if you're a hunter or a fisherman because this time of the year has something for everyone and it's all good. The brief cool down from near triple... — Updated 8/24/2020

 

Cheap entertainment 

For some unknown reason society has always been interested in and amused by the misfortunes of others. Television has had countless shows dedicated to "bloopers" and other gaffes... — Updated 7/28/2020

 

Live bait choices make fishing interesting

No matter how hard lure manufacturers try they will never be able to create a lure that works better than real thing, period. The typical profile of the weekend angler is not that o... — Updated 7/21/2020

 

Redfish heat up with the weather

It's a familiar scene that is played out all along the gulf coast from Texas to Florida, anglers armed with light tackle weapons probe the shallow shorelines for the bullies of the... — Updated 7/14/2020

 

Switching gears 

Pics: Hunters wanting to keep their dogs in tune should be careful of the heat and concentrate training during early morning and late evenings. Switching gears          I know... — Updated 7/7/2020

 

Epic fails in the great outdoors

When you run out of water and have to pull the boat back with an ATV that would be an "epic fail". For some unknown reason society has always been interested in and amused by the mi... — Updated 7/3/2020

 

Beat the heat with summer variety

Easily one of the most alluring features of Sabine Lake area is the fact that you can catch so many different species of fish in a relatively small area. The brackish water holds... — Updated 6/30/2020

 

Sabine and Calcasieu both are making up for lost time

Despite some terrible early season weather, constantly changing winds, and some relatively hard run off from heavy rains the conditions on both our local lakes are ahead of... — Updated 6/16/2020

 

Texas 2 a Days

Texas "two a days" like this are hard to beat. Now unless you live under a rock in a far dark corner of the planet you probably have some sort of idea about how completely... — Updated 6/9/2020

 

Redfish earn their respect

It's no secret that Texas fishermen worship the speckled trout, anglers will go from one end of Texas to the other looking for that one magic 30" fish could define their angling... — Updated 6/4/2020

 

Dog days of summer mean more options on the water

After weeks of constantly changing winds that have driven anglers crazy it seems that better days are officially here. The traditional summer programs are now actually fishable and... — Updated 5/28/2020

 

When a plan comes together

Very seldom, if ever, will you run into anyone who doesn't like it when everything happens just right. Fishermen especially love it when they plan for a day on the water and... — Updated 5/14/2020

 

No wrong way to catch fish

No matter what bait you choose all that matters is that you enjoy your time on the water. You know that feeling you get when you are about to do something that is going to cause... — Updated 5/7/2020

 

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